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3D Maneuver Gear by legalrehab 3D Maneuver Gear by legalrehab
I already did a rant on how much hell I went through making this in a WIP pictures, so I'll just mention the good parts ^_^

The main belt attaches to my belt loops, and the engine of the gear is held in place by some suspenders that are eventually hidden under my harness, jacket and cloak. The gear was made from many random things such as tabletop vises, spray bottles cut in half, Pipe ends, art board, posterboard, silver spray paint and of course, hot glue.

The swords are layered art board detailed with a tool, wrapped in foam at the handles (which were detailed as well) and have the squirter from a spray bottle attached to the triggers so they actually move! I noticed a lot of cosplayer's blades were bulky or too short, so I used actual measurements that were shown during a commercial cutaway in the series (They must have known kids were going to cosplay!)

The sheathes were the most irritating thing to make but I'm trying to stay positive here! It was made all out of Insulation sheet that I cut according to measurements straight out of the manga as well. On the opposite side of the sheathes are belts that attach to my hip, harness and waist so they hold themselves up correctly and stay true to the original design. The gas tank on them is from a PVC pipe with a water bottle tip and a mini book-light on the end!

If you have questions, hit me up! :D
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Noi-Chii Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
May I ask what you used for the belt part? Where the gear is attached to.. it looks like metal or something. How did you attach everything and what did you use to make it and bend it like that so it stays around your body? :o (Eek)
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legalrehab Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those are belts looped around pipe ends, they are just painted silver to look metal :D I used a lot of velcro to keep it attached to myself.  The actual maneuver gear is rigged to a belt I can wear around my waist and there is velcro on the grappling hook shooter things to keep them at my hip instead of flaying around.

As for the sheathes, you can't see what I did in this picture, but on the opposite side there are several velcro patches that attach to velcro patches on my pants and I have belts sewn onto the thighs of my pants so they can be tied around that first silver belt seen on the front of the sheathes. This way I have velcro AND belts holding the sheathes in place. So pretty much, use a lot of velcro and belts. I hope this helps, if you're still confused let me know!
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Noi-Chii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Thanks! I just didnt get the first part haha xD You looped belts around pipe ends and that's the belt system with the shooter things and all? o.o ..Sorry I didnt understand haha
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legalrehab Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup! They are just old people belts I got at a thrift store. They are folded in half with a pipe end in the middle and then hot glued together. They just look metal because i spray painted them metallic silver, I don't think I used anything that actually was metal while making this! Haha.
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YukiSasukeHitsugaya Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dude, using spray bottle squirters for the triggers = GENIUS! *_*
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Porpoiseman582 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome!
Does it work...I am a dummy!
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legalrehab Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I bet I could convince people that it does.... bahahaha
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Porpoiseman582 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
At least someone is prepared for the titan apocalypse...
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Flynnux Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome *o* how much you work on it?
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